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Oakland Athletics reach terms with 26 MLB Draft picks

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The Oakland Athletics signed 26 of their 39 draft picks. (Ken Lambert/Seattle Times/TNS)

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms with 26 of their 40 picks in last week’s Major League Draft, including 10 of their first 14 picks.

While Oklahoma quarterback/outfielder Kyler Murray has yet to agree to terms (he’s slotted for a signing bonus of $4,761,500), the A’s did agree to their second pick, Dallas Baptist outfielder Jameson Hannah, who was slotted to be signed for $1,414,200.

Hannah hit .363 with six home runs and 48 RBI in 59 games this year and is a two-time First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection. He was selected to the All-MVC Defensive Team all three years, was also a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2016 and was tabbed the MVC Co-Freshman of the Year.

Over three seasons with the Patriots, he hit .341 (243-for-712) with 174 runs, 51 doubles, 9 triples, 19 home runs and 123 RBI in 176 games.

The A’s also agreed with their third through seventh round picks: left-handed pitcher Hogan Harris (third round, Louisiana-Lafayette), Arizona first baseman Alfonso Rivas (fourth round), Ole Miss right-handed pitcher Brady Feigl (fifth round), Westlake (Ga.) outfielder Lawrence Butler (sixth round) and Illinois-Chicago right-handed pitcher Charlie Cerny (seventh round).

Harris was 5-2 with a 2.62 ERA in 12 games for the Ragin’ Cajuns this season. Rivas was an All-Pac-12 pick after batting .342 with seven home runs and 52 RBI in 56 games. Feigl was 8-5 with a 4.03 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 91.2 innings. Butler hit .507 as a senior and Cerney went 5-3 with a 1.63 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 55.1 innings.

The A’s also agreed to terms with 38th-round pick Austin Piscotty, the younger brother of Stephen Piscotty and an outfielder out of St. Mary’s.

Other players signed include right-handed pitcher Chase Cohen (ninth, Georgia Southern), right-handed pitcher Clark Cota (10th, UNC Wilmington), outfielder Noah Vaughan (12th, Texas-Arlington), right-handed pitcher Dallas Woolfork (13th, Ole Miss), right-handed pitcher Bryce Nightengale (16th, George Mason), shortstop Cobie Vance (18th, Alabama), catcher Matt Cross (19th, Niagara County CC); second baseman Max Schuemann (20th, Eastern Michigan), right-handed pitcher Daniel Martinez (21st, Riverside CC), right-handed pitcher Aiden McIntrye (22nd, Holy Names); right-handed pitcher Leudeny Pineda (26th, ASA College Miami), outfielder Chase Calabuig (27th, San Diego State), right-handed pitcher Reid Birlingmair (28th, Illinois-Chicago), left-handed pitcher Austin Briggs (29th, McNeese State), first baseman Gio Dingcong (30th, St. Thomas Aquinas), right-handed pitcher Alex Pantuso (31st, Slippery Rock), catcher John Jones (32nd, North Greenville), catcher Joseph Pena (33rd, St. Thomas Aquinas) and second baseman Nick Ward (34th, Weschester).

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